The Modern Library's 100 Best Nonfiction: The Readers' List

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99 Works 182,932 Livros 2,280 Críticas 4.0
The goal of the "100 Best" project was to get people talking about great books. We succeeded beyond our wildest imaginings -- more than 400,000 avid readers rushed online to cast votes for their mostrar mais favorite books.


The readers' poll for the best nonfiction published in the English language since 1900 opened on April 29, 1999 and closed on September 30, 1999 with a total of 194,829 votes cast. It appears to have been heavily affected by a strong turnout from fans of Ayn Rand and L. Ron. Hubbard.

This is The Readers' List. See also The Board's List mostrar menos
Year Awarded:
1999
ObraEtiqueta de Ordem
The Virtue of Selfishness (1964) por Ayn Rand
1
Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health (1950) por L. Ron Hubbard
2
Objectivism: The Philosophy of Ayn Rand (1991) por Leonard Peikoff
3
101 Things to Do 'Til the Revolution: Ideas and Resources for Self-Liberation, Monkey Wrenching and Preparedness (1996) por Claire Wolfe
4
The God of the Machine (1943) por Isabel Paterson
5
Ayn Rand: A Sense of Life : The Companion Book (1998) por Michael Paxton
6
The Ultimate Resource (1981) por Julian Lincoln Simon
7
Economics in One Lesson (1946) por Henry Hazlitt
8
Send In The Waco Killers: Essays on the Freedom Movement, 1993-1998 (1999) por Vin Suprynowicz
9
More Guns, Less Crime: Understanding Crime and Gun-Control Laws (1998) por John R. Lott Jr.
10
Psychiatry, the Ultimate Betrayal (1995) por Bruce Wiseman
11
Fingerprints of the Gods (1995) por Graham Hancock
12
Classical Individualism: The Supreme Importance of Each Human Being (1998) por Tibor R. Machan
13
Free to Choose: A Personal Statement (1980) por Milton Friedman
14
Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do: The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in a Free Society (1993) por Peter McWilliams
15
The Road to Serfdom (1944) por F. A. Hayek
16
The Road to Serfdom: Text and Documents: The Definitive Edition (1944) por F. A. Hayek
16
Freedom in Chains : The Rise of the State and the Demise of the Citizen (1891) por James Bovard
17
America's Great Depression (1963) por Murray Rothbard
18
The Roosevelt Myth (1948) por John T. Flynn
19
The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (1951) por Eric Hoffer
20
Vindicating the Founders: Race, Sex, Class, and Justice in the Origins of America (1997) por Thomas G. West
21
The Declaration of Independence: A Study in the History of Political Ideas (1942) por Carl Becker
22
Cognitive Therapy and the Emotional Disorders (1976) por Aaron T. Beck
23
Death by Government (1994) por R. J. Rummel
24
A Room of One's Own (1929) por Virginia Woolf
25
Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time (1995) por Dava Sobel
26
Ordinarily sacred (1982) por Lynda Sexson
27
Speak, Memory: An Autobiography Revisited (1947) por Vladimir Nabokov
28
The Art of Memory (1966) por Frances A. Yates
29
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling (1992) por John Taylor Gatto
30
The Golden Bough (1890) por James George Frazer
31
Undaunted Courage (1996) por Stephen E. Ambrose
32
A Modern Prophet: Answers Your Key Questions About Life (1998) por Harold Klemp
33
The Flute of God (1832) por Paul Twitchell
34
Real Presences (1989) por George Steiner
35
Out of Africa (1937) por Isak Dinesen
36
Ways of Seeing (1972) por John Berger
37
The Shadow University: The Betrayal Of Liberty On America's Campuses (1998) por Alan Charles Kors
38
Property Matters: How Property Rights Are Under Assault and Why You Should Care (1997) por James V. DeLong
39
Storming Heaven: LSD and the American Dream (1987) por Jay Stevens
40
Homage to Catalonia (1938) por George Orwell
42
The Varieties of Religious Experience (1902) por William James
43
How to lie with statistics (1954) por Darrell Huff
44
But Is It True?: A Citizens Guide to Environmental Health and Safety Issues (1995) por Aaron Wildavsky
45
A Mathematician Reads the Newspaper (1995) por John Allen Paulos
46
Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays (1957) por Northrop Frye
47
The Mainspring of Human Progress (1947) por Henry Grady Weaver
48
Modern Times: The World from the Twenties to the Nineties (2001) por Paul Johnson
49
Men to Match My Mountains: The Opening of the Far West, 1840-1900 (1956) por Irving Stone
50
The Education of Henry Adams (1907) por Henry Adams
51
The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge (1972) por David McCullough
52
American Gay (1996) por Stephen O. Murray
53
The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA (1969) por James D. Watson
54
The Sense of an Ending: Studies in the Theory of Fiction (1967) por Frank Kermode
55
The Gnostic Gospels (1979) por Elaine Pagels
56
Eros the Bittersweet (1986) por Anne Carson
57
The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages (1994) por Harold Bloom
58
The White Goddess (1948) por Robert Graves
59
Healing Our World in an Age of Aggression (1992) por Mary J. Ruwart
60
Silent Spring (1962) por Rachel Carson
61
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek (1974) por Annie Dillard
62
Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990) por Camille Paglia
63
Think and Grow Rich (1937) por Napoleon Hill
64
A Life of One's Own: Individual Rights and the Welfare State (1998) por David Kelley
65
The Doors of Perception (1954) por Aldous Huxley
66
The Discovery of Freedom: Man's Struggle Against Authority (1943) por Rose Wilder Lane
67
More Liberty Means Less Government (1998) por Walter E. Williams
68
Libertarianism: A Primer (1997) por David Boaz
69
Beyond Liberal and Conservative: Reassessing the Political Spectrum (1984) por William S. Maddox
70
A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Origins of Political Struggles (1987) por Thomas Sowell
71
Parliament of Whores: A Lone Humorist Attempts to Explain the Entire U.S. Government (1991) por P. J. O'Rourke
72
Separating School & State: How to Liberate America's Families (1994) por Sheldon Richman
73
The Future and Its Enemies: The Growing Conflict Over Creativity, Enterprise, and Progress (1998) por Virginia Postrel
74
The Elements of Style (1959) por William Jr. Strunk
75
Orientalism (1978) por Edward W. Said
76
Ecoterror: The Violent Agenda to Save Nature : The World of the Unabomber (1997) por Ron Arnold
77
Why Government Doesn't Work (1995) por Harry Browne
78
Out of the Crisis (1982) por W. Edwards Deming
79
Not Out of Africa: How Afrocentrism Became an Excuse to Teach Myth As History (1996) por Mary Lefkowitz
80
The End of Racism (1995) por Dinesh D'Souza
81
A Japanese Mirror: Heroes and Villains of Japanese Culture (1984) por Ian Buruma
82
In a Dark Wood: The Fight over Forests and the New Tyranny of Ecology (1995) por Alston Chase
83
Private Parts (1993) por Howard Stern
84
The Telephone Book: Technology, Schizophrenia, Electric Speech (1989) por Avital Ronell
85
The Minuteman: Returning to an Army of the People (1998) por Gary Hart
86
The Greatest Story Never Told: A Scientific Inquiry into the Evidence of the Fall of Man from a Higher Civilization in Antiquity (1988) por Lana Corrine Cantrell
88
Radical Son: A Generational Odyssey (1997) por David Horowitz
89
Under the Sign of Saturn (1980) por Susan Sontag
90
The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965) por Malcolm X
91
A Feeling for Books: The Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Taste, and Middle-Class Desire (1997) por Janice A. Radway
92
The Hero with a Thousand Faces (1949) por Joseph Campbell
93
The Job: Interviews with William S. Burroughs (1970) por Daniel Odier
94
Silent Interviews: On Language, Race, Sex, Science Fiction, and Some Comics--A Collection of Written Interviews (1994) por Samuel R. Delany
95
Slats Grobnik and some other friends (1973) por Mike Royko
96
The rise of the unmeltable ethnics; politics and culture in the seventies (1971) por Michael Novak
97
Reverse Angle: A Decade of American Film (1981) por John Simon
98
Placing Movies: The Practice of Film Criticism (1995) por Jonathan Rosenbaum
99
Right from the Beginning (1988) por Patrick J. Buchanan
100

Descrições

The goal of the "100 Best" project was to get people talking about great books. We succeeded beyond our wildest imaginings -- more than 400,000 avid readers rushed online to cast votes for their favorite books.


The readers' poll for the best nonfiction published in the English language since 1900 opened on April 29, 1999 and closed on September 30, 1999 with a total of 194,829 votes cast. It appears to have been heavily affected by a strong turnout from fans of Ayn Rand and L. Ron. Hubbard.

This is The Readers' List. See also The Board's List

(English, Member-written)

The work at #41, "The Texan" by C.S. Barrios, is to date not catalogued on LibraryThing.

(English, Anúncio técnico/de desambiguação)

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